What’s Old Is New Again.
He has not been in office for a week, the puppet-President is already gearing up to send US troops back into Syria!
The Israeli cable news is reporting:
A large US military convoy entered northeastern Syria on Thursday, Syrian state news agency SANA reports, citing sources on the ground.
According to the report, the convoy included some 40 trucks and armored vehicles and was backed from the air by helicopters.
It entered Syria from Iraq via the al-Waleed crossing to bring arms and logistical equipment to the bases in Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor provinces.
At the same time, SANA also reports that some 200 US troops arrived in the Hasakeh province on helicopters.
According to the report, the troops are set to deploy on the nearby oilfields, with Kurdish-controlled eastern Syria rich in energy resources.
Yet, the Jerusalem Post immediately dismissed the story calling it a “conspiracy claim”:
Rumors that the US has sent a “convoy” of trucks to Syria spread online overnight between Friday and Saturday. It was tweeted and pushed by those who are critical of US foreign policy and particularly some who have latched onto a narrative that former US President Donald Trump wanted to end “foreign wars” while President Joe Biden will “start” a new war. Neither is accurate.
The US has several hundred personnel in eastern Syria where it works with the Syrian Democratic Forces to continue to stabilize the area and fight ISIS. The SDF control a large swatch of Syria east of the Euphrates. Trump vowed to leave Syria in 2017, 2018 and again in 2019. In 2019 he withdrew forces from new Tel Abyad and enabled a Turkish invasion that caused some 200,000 people to flee.
Kurdish allies of the US in Syria were concerned the US would betray them after they had fought against ISIS alongside US, French and UK special forces. However, the US stayed in Syria.
Covering Up The ‘Big Lie’.
In October 2019, then-candidate Biden attacked President Trump for removing US troops from Syria.
Obama’s was forced into the conflict in order to cover up a decades long lie Democrats spun about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction for political gain. It turns out the US military gathered credible intelligence that the Russians smuggled the WMDs out of Iraq and into Syria on the eve of March 2003 invasion.
We had people on the ground in all the different places, and we knew where the stuff was, and we also knew that the U.N. inspectors during this period of time had to tell Saddam a week ahead of time they were coming to place X. We watched trucks come in, take the stuff out, go to another place as the U.N. inspectors would go in. By this time now, this is 12 years that Saddam has been moving his chemical weapons around. So we knew there were weapons of mass destruction. Now, how much or what kind, [we] weren’t sure.
But two days before we did go into Iraq, we watched truckloads of it go into Syria, truckloads of it. Now, these chemical weapons, you’ve got stuff here and stuff here that by themselves are not potent. You mix them together and you put them in the nose of an artillery shell or a bomb and you weaponize them, and it becomes a weapon. …
Whether they find it out or not, I don’t know. But it went to Syria; probably some went to Lebanon; and maybe some even went from the south, went across to Iran. But we saw it go to Syria.
As previous reported, the Trump Administration had successfully coordinated the negotiations of numerous peace deals across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. While the mainstream American press chose to ignore these achievements, others praised President Trump with three Nobel Peace Prize nominations!
Additionally, Donald Trump is the first president not to initiate original military action anywhere in the world since Calvin Coolidge. Another achievement that also has gone unreported in the mainstream American media.
I’m proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is the first in decades that did not get America into a new war. That’s Peace through Strength. pic.twitter.com/uiSNxi67aT
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 18, 2021
Instead taking Trump’s foreign policy cues, the Biden Administration has declared a halt to his predecessor’s troop overseas withdrawal. Biden is second-guessing ending US deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Boston Herald writes:
Trump’s final military act is reckless, particularly in Afghanistan. Officially, the U.S. will be reducing from around 4,500 U.S. troops to 2,500. That will still mean, in theory, that the remaining forces will continue a counterterrorism mission against the Taliban and affiliated jihadists such as al-Qaida and the Islamic State.
But it will also severely reduce the ability to train Afghan forces in the field. It will make it nearly impossible to recruit informants who provide context to intelligence collected through technical means, including overhead drone flights and intercepting digital communications.
Most important, a troop reduction at this moment undermines America’s diplomatic strategy.
TRANSLATION: Trump did not confer with the diplomatic experts at Foggy Bottom to be part of the negotiations, thus they are doomed to fail; even though those same career bureaucrats have had nearly 20 years to get the job done.
Biden The Warmonger.
Biden voted for every war during his 45+ year political career, and lobbied other Democrats to support American aggression as well.
Also, as previously reported, Trump’s fights with the DC brought him in direct opposition with the cabal known as the ‘military-industrial complex’. Biden on the other hand, has made his life mastering the DC swamp. The campaign mantra of “ending endless wars” will remain an unfulfilled promise heading into a Biden Administration.
Nominee to lead State Department Tony Blinken recently explained that Biden's pledge to "end the forever wars" means the US will reduce large-scale deployments while expanding secret wars waged by special forces and proxies.
— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) November 23, 2020
The Los Angeles Times opines:
Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, obsessed with ousting Trump, will find it politically advantageous to make a show of striking a get-tough posture on Russia on the stump. This may well have real consequences. Recall President Kennedy, Cuba and the Bay of Pigs: Tough talk on the campaign trail can foster reckless misjudgments once in office.
Acknowledge the obvious. As with the larger war on terrorism, the U.S. military campaign in Syria has long since reached a dead end. The United States has far more pressing matters to deal with, much closer to home. So prudence alone dictates a prompt U.S. military departure from Syria. Sadly, in Washington, prudence has for years now been in short supply.
Whereas Trump’s relationship with the DC establishment was adversarial (to put it politely), Biden is throwing open the doors of government to the biggest advocates from within the defense industry.
Trump’s four-year record on easing global conflict and creating a peaceful compromise clearly outshines when compared to Biden’s four-and-half decade career in government.
Getting back into wars on the first full day.
The Swamp/War Inc. is thrilled right now. ??? https://t.co/rfKVVXEREh
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 21, 2021
We’re supposed to believe this is the man! The one whose lackluster basement-ran campaign is going to bring unity to a to a deeply divided country, and a world on edge.